Guinness and Molasses Cake

Bryan Picard finally knows what his favorite dessert is.
By Bryan Picard

I never knew what to answer when asked: “what’s your favorite dessert?”. Now I do – it’s this cake.
I’ve taken my grandmother’s original Molasses Cake recipe, swapped the coffee for Guinness and added a vanilla cream cheese frosting.
Eat it hot or chilled.

Guinness and Molasses Cake
 
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A Fantastic Cake with Cream Cheese Vanilla Frosting
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Recipe Type: Dessert
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 2 cups (5dl) white flour
  • 1 cup (2.5dl) Guinness
  • 1 cup (2.5dl) molasses
  • ½ cup (1.25) sugar
  • ⅓ cup (0.8dl) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 package (8oz) cream cheese
  • 1 cup (2.5dl) sugar
  • ⅓ cup 0.8dl) of melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven at 350F.
  2. Mix the baking soda in the Guinness. Let rest for 5 minutes.
  3. Whisk together the butter and sugar until smooth.
  4. Add the Guinness, molasses, egg, cinnamon and salt.
  5. Stiff in the flour a bit at a time, whisking constantly.
  6. Butter a 8×8 mold and pour in the mixture.
  7. Cook for 35-40 minutes. Leave to cool at leat 15 minutes before digging in.
  8. For the frosting, in a bowl, mix the cream cheese, sugar, melted butter and vanilla.

Bryan Picard

Bryan Picard is a wild and homegrown food enthusiast. He lives in the Maritimes in Canada and has worked the kitchens as a cook and chef for the past ten years. He writes on his blog The Bite House.

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